Also, that metal nubbin also happens to be a NFC reader! You can attach a NFC sticker to the bottom of your jars, and it can tell what jar you've got out. Huh, neat.
When you're identifying a piece of food, you put it on top of the nubbin. Which is designed to be in the centre of the frame of the camera.
The camera points at a metal nubbin on the board. This one.
This project, specifically, is easily explained. It's a chopping board, with a touchscreen on it. The touchscreen enclosure has a camera inside it. See?
When I moved house, I was in a position where I needed a new vacuum cleaner. I had a cordless Dyson. It was very clever, light and swishy. But, it broke - a key piece of plastic snapped in a way that was entirely impossible to fix without buying a new machine. After considerable research, I came to an odd conclusion. Despite the fact this little fella contains a heck of a lot of plastic, he's a lot more sustainable than many others on the market.
The pipe which originally fed it was still there ! Coming out of the property, to an inaccessible location around the back. And now pissing water at mains pressure everywhere. I can only imagine that the plumber (or more likely handyman) wanted to disconnect the tap, but thought it was easier to just cut the pipe out and use a service valve inside to stop water coming out of it, rather than replacing the plumbing under the sink with the correct fittings for the new requirements 🤷♂️
It’s not connected to anything. The pipe has been cut. There is no evidence of where it was supplied from before either. Except ...
Decommissioning stuff is important. This morning I suddenly heard water gushing in my kitchen. I turned off the water to prevent immediate damage. On inspection, I couldn’t find water anywhere inside - not a sausage. What I did find was a mysterious service valve which when turned off stopped the flow of water and the water meter clicking over ....
Even weirder, it looks like the corruption is being compressed suggesting it's being corrupted pre-encode. Have YouTube been reencoding all their content lately and something broke? Have the originals been corrupted?
In British railways, most trains have a thing called a Driver's Reminder Appliance (D.R.A). It's a button that the driver presses if the signal is red which prevents them from pulling off without checking the signal again - they have to disable it (and check the signal) before they can turn up the throttle and start moving again. At Clapham Junction, I have found a Driver Reminder Appliance Reminder. Which may be the most 'railway' thing I've ever seen.